I typed a two page answer, but somehow lost it prior to it being sent. As I have stated many times, all of the Joseph Adcock descendants stayed in Buckingham Co., VA through the early 1800's. Keep in mind, however, that they, too, came from Essex Co., VA. Joseph was the last to leave Essex Co. in the 1740's and all of his children moved with him according to tax records (other records of Buckingham have been destroyed). I believe the Edmunds who were inBuckingham (and stayed there through the Rev.) and the Edmunds who were in Granville Co. (son of Tobias and nephew of my "old John") and then died two counties over in Chatham Co. were named for their great and greatgreat grandfather Edward of Essex Co. - and that they did it to variate from Edward.My fourth great grandfather, Edward Adcock of Granville Co. (died in 1799) and who was in the Rev. was in the same county as his first cousin, Edmund-son of Tobias.Edmund of Granville, then Chatham also had a son named Edmund.However, they were NEVER in Buckingham Co., VA.
Also in Essex there was a Thomas and a Burroughs Adcock (in the very same district as the older Edward, his son John and his other children including Henry).Henry named his two sons John and Tobias (their grandmother was Elizabeth Smith wife of Edward and daughter of Henry Tobias Smith) and she had a brother named Henry Smith with whom Edward shipped tobacco from Bowler's Wharf.Thomas had several transactions and then he disappeared from Essex Co. just prior to 1700.This is the one whom I believe moved to GA, or his son moved to GA. He may haved crossed the river into Maryland and stayed there for a brief period, however,he is NOT the same Thomas who joined the Rev. in the late 1700's and was listed as being born in England.He was listed as 5'5" and was from England.The earlier Thomas had been in the U.S. for 100 YEARS.
The Henry,son of Tobias, was listed in Granville Co. as "ran away" around the time of the Rev.His brother, Edmund, can be tracked continously in the area and died in Chatham Co.The Granville/Chatham Edmund had a son named James, but he can be tracked in the same area, and in fact, he signed for his great uncle or "cousin" William of his grandfather, (who was Burroughs' son from Essex Co.)when William died in Orange Co. in the early 1760's (prior to the Rev.).All that William had was a few acres of land, some clothing and an old Bible.James was still transacting land in the early 1800's.That Edmund had grandsons who moved to other territories but that was well after the Rev..Joshua son of Edmund died in Chatham Co. and he also had a son named Edmund, but we are now 200 years after the Essex Co. Adcocks.
In southern NC in the late 1700's and very early 1800's there were two Henry Adcocks - one older, and there were Thomas Adcocks in that group, but they can be tracked in that area through the early 1800's.The older Henry signed the will of the younger Henry in 1802 in southern N.C. near the S.C. border.He is listed as "friend," but sometimes cousins were listed as friends.The Henry who died in southern N.C. (he ran a ferry across the PeeDee River)had sons, John and Thomas, but this is early 1800's, 50 years after the Rev.I have always believed that the older Henry on the PeeDee River was the same Henry who ran way in Granville Co., but can't prove that.
There were several Adcocks in theRev. War from Granville Co., NC who died just after or during the Rev., but they are not listed with heirs, and they may very well be sons of "old John" and his brother Tobias.One of them I believe was the son of Edmund and grandson of Tobias, but he is not listed with heirs.
Since the earlier Thomas (in Essex Co. in the late 1600's) disappeared from Essex Co., I do believe he is the one who got land in GA and moved.I saw nothing in Essex Co. when I researched there on more than one occasion that would give a clue as to where he went.Burroughs died in Essex Co. and listed only one child, William (the above William who moved with his cousins, John and Tobias, and helped build the road from southern VA on the NC border (Brunswick Co.) for about 12 years and then moved down into Granville Co. and neighboring Orange Co. (now Durham Co.).I cannot prove that, of course, but he could not have been the same (several Edmunds) Edmund who was in Buckingham Co., VA.A genealogist who helped research for the two Adcock Kinfolk books, also believed that the Joseph Adcock (son of John who died in Essex in 1717)and grandson of Edward who died in Essex)was the ancestor of all the Buckingham Co., VA Adcocks, and they were a close knit group.